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Wolfgang Grässe The Fantastic Realism of Death

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Detail  "The Temptation of Saint Anthony" 1983

Wolfgang Grässe (1930 - 2008) (one of our favorite Artists and painters here at Dark Art & Craft) was a modern figurative and fantastic realist painter. The Artist's most striking work combines the traditional masters such as; Bruegel, Bosch, Huys and Van Eyck with the violent narrative of our current world. Created with the concentration and detail of an Artist who survived the bombing of Dresden, the horrors of the World War and years in a Polish Gulag, Grässe painted a vision of realistic turmoil. You can read more about the Artist's journey from the excellent writings of Stephen Romano here “We Must Accept The Ultimate Truths” The Paintings Of Wolfgang Grasse (1930 – 2008)" Please find some of our best-loved Wolfgang Grässe paintings and additional resources below.

"Kingdom of Death", Acrylic on Panel, 2000

"Kingdom of Death", Acrylic on Panel, 2000 

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Dresden 1977 image via Bored Panda

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The Triumph of Death Second Edition 1980 - 2007 image via Weebly

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Apocalypse Year 1993

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The Throne of Death” detail, 1999

the plague

Image via lexicon

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Panel One 1992

death reaper painting

Death Diptych panel 1991 acrylic on wood panel

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death's victory

“Death’s Victory” 1960

Wolfgang Grasse (1930 - 2008) "The Temptation of Saint Anthony" 1983

Collection of Damian Michaels, Australia. image via https://monsterbrains.blogspot.com/

Inspired by works as The Triumph of Death Pieter Bruegel the Elder (Shown below), Grässe utilized the chaotic plague ridden landscapes of the Northern European masters to craft modern tales re-imagined for our current post-nuclear age.

The Triumph of Death Pieter Bruegel the Elder image via wikimedia commons CC0. Available print through Dark Art & Craft.

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The Decay of the Angel 2005

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